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Latin American Program in the News: Crece la inseguridad en todo el continente

Director Cynthia J. Arnson weighs in on the lack of security in Venezuela and discusses how, despite significants reductions in poverty and inequality, insecurity has spiked dramatically in this South American country. (In Spanish)

US Immigration Policy Since 9/11: Understanding the Stalemate over Comprehensive Immigration Reform

This report reviews the recent history of US immigration legislation, including new enforcement mandates passed immediately after 9/11 and unsuccessful efforts to pass CIR bills during the 109th and 110th Congresses. This history, together with asymmetries in the political process that favor enforcement-oriented responses, stack the deck against legalization and visa reform. Any possibility of success was further hurt by the timing of the reform debate with respect to the national electoral calendar in 2006-07 and the economic downturn beginning in 2008.

Health Sector Reform in Costa Rica: Reinforcing a Public System

This paper explores the political processes of health sector reform in Costa Rica.

Noticias - Winter 2013

Read the latest Latin American Program Newsletter, Noticias Winter 2013

Latin American Program in the News: "Who is Venezuelan Opposition Leader Leopoldo López?"

This article about Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López quotes Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson talking about López's political views.

Woodrow Wilson Center and The Washington Post Fellowship for Latin American Journalists

The application process for the Woodrow Wilson Center-Washington Post Fellowship for Latin American Journalists is open until May 28, 2010.

La "nueva izquierda " en America Latina: Derechos humanos, participacion politica, y sociedad civil

This book explores the phenomenon of leftist governments in Latin America from the perspective of human rights and civic participation. Topics include accountability for past violations, new challenges in promoting human rights, political participation and civil state society, and social politics and civil society.

Latin American Program in the News: La palabra clave es la regulación

In an interview with Plaza Pública (Guatemala) Juan Carlos Garzón, a Wilson Center visiting scholar, discusses the current debate on drugs and narcotrafficking. He discusses the shifting conversation on 'the war on drugs' and changing views in the United States and across Latin America about drugs and drug policy. This article is in Spanish.

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